The car that will be used for the Formula Rossa ride at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, which opens on the 28th of October at the Yas Marina Island, was unveiled over the Spanish GP weekend. The car accommodates eight people in its F1 car style body and will be the world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h. The other coaster for Ferrari World, the F430 inspired GT Racing Coaster, reaches a top speed of “only” 200 km/h.
For all you speed buffs, here are some numbers for your brains to wrap around. The ride hurtles you 52 metres into the desert sky to the maximum speed and produces an incredible feeling of 1.7 Gs. You will then be ushered quickly through a series of chicanes. Terrified passengers will be powered on by a 20,800 horsepower winch that propels the roller coaster to maximum speed in only 5 seconds! 0-100 km/h? 2 seconds flat. Passengers will be handed out protective eyewear due to the windforce being so extreme.
“I can’t wait to have a go on it, It’s true that we drivers are used to speed, but this way I’ll get the chance to share the thrill of doing 240 an hour with my engineers, so they can get a feel for what it’s all about!” said Scuderia driver Fernando Alonso.
Look after the jump for a video of the hi-speed car.